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The Daily Book of Art by David Schmidt, Rebecca J Razo, Elizabeth T. Gilbert, Amy Runyen, Sharon Robinson, Gabriel Guzman, Dylan Gilbert, Colin Gilbert

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image DAY 303 ART THROUGH THE AGES

Pop Art

MASS CULTURE’S MIRROR

 

Pop Art, the major movement of the ’60s, held up an affectionate and critical mirror to popular Western culture. By painting taxidermy animals; sewing giant, stuffed ice cream cones; and printing thousands of Campbell’s Tomato Soup can images, pop artists prompted audiences to analyze their own culture and question it—if not just laugh.

WHEN & WHERE

c. mid 1950s–1970sLondon, New York, and West Coast of USA

A new visual culture had emerged, with commercial images permeating every nook and cranny of daily life. Fueled by television advertisements, the post-World War II capitalist ...

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